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The Great Adventure Lab is an after-school science enrichment program that runs in 50+ schools in the D.C. area. We’ve taught thousands of kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We do it all with SMALL class sizes with an adult to student ratio of 6:1. Our goal is to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics irresistibly FUN for the next generation.

You can read all about our classes and birthday parties at The site includes plenty of photos and links to videos from our classes!

We are an LLC based in Silver Spring, MD. We are fully insured and our instructors have passed background checks including FBI and state fingerprinting.

Here are mini-descriptions of our Fall 2017 offerings at Sherwood ES. Please follow links for complete details, including photos!  Room numbers TBD. Instructor will send welcome email several days before class. 

Space Engineers, Grades 3-5curiosity-rover-300x168.jpg

Thu 4:00-5:00 pm
Sep 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 30

Students will tackle challenges that real NASA engineers face, like how to land a rover on Mars without breaking it (not easy for astronauts -it’s like an egg drop on steroids!). We’ll also learn about hovercraft and try our hands at liftoff!!  Grab your astronaut helmets, since this class will take you OUT of this world!

Areas of Exploration: Engineering, Physics.

 Class Format: Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week.

Tuition: $155 tuition plus $34 materials fee per student; min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.



Intro to Robotics, Grades 1-2chompbot_final.jpg

Wed 4:00-5:00pm
Sep 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15

Here’s a fun introduction to the world of robotics and mechanical engineering, designed especially for grades 1 and 2.  We’ll learn what programs do and how to write our own.  Each class meeting, we’ll build a different project and then use motors, sensors, and our own programs to bring our creations to life!  Projects include drawbridges, sliding fortress gates, motorcycles that pop wheelies… and more!

Areas of Exploration: Robotics, Programming, Mechanical Engineering

Class Format: Eight 60-min. meetings, once per week.


Tuition: $140 per student; min 11 / max 14 students. Parent aide for full class gets free tuition.


These activities are not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by MCPS or Montgomery County Government.

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The Great Adventure Lab

Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


September 27, 2017 — 4:00 pm to
November 30, 2017 — 5:00 pm

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Sherwood ES
1401 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring, MD
United States